Global Patent Index - EP 0892734 A4

EP 0892734 A4 2000-12-13 - IMPROVED WATERCRAFT AND HULL SYSTEMS

Title (en)

IMPROVED WATERCRAFT AND HULL SYSTEMS

Title (de)

WASSERFAHRZEUG UND RUMPFSYSTEME

Title (fr)

SYSTEMES AMELIORES D'EMBARCATIONS ET DE COQUES

Publication

EP 0892734 A4 (EN)

Application

EP 97922358 A

Priority

  • US 9706566 W
  • US 63740396 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9739943A1] The invention includes new hull systems and watercraft. In particular, the invention provides a watercraft hull (10) that has a pivot axis (22) forward of the hull waterline fore-aft center line (24). That pivot axis (22) will be the deep water point of the hull and provides a fulcrum point around which the hull turns during a direction change. The forward pivot axis (22) surprisingly imparts high manoeuvrability (i.e. the ability to execute turns of reduced radius) relative to prior systems, even at low speeds.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

B63H 16/20

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B63B 1/04 (2006.01); B63B 1/12 (2006.01); B63B 7/08 (2006.01); B63B 35/73 (2006.01); B63H 16/20 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B63H 16/14 (2013.01); B63B 1/12 (2013.01); B63B 7/082 (2013.01); B63B 35/73 (2013.01); B63B 2003/085 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE ES FI FR GB GR IE IT NL SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9739943 A1 19971030; AU 2805297 A 19971112; EP 0892734 A1 19990127; EP 0892734 A4 20001213; US 5878682 A 19990309

INPADOC legal status


2002-10-16 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20020403

2001-04-18 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20010306

2000-12-13 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20001102

2000-12-13 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A4

- Designated State(s): DE ES FI FR GB GR IE IT NL SE

1999-01-27 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 19981123

1999-01-27 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): DE ES FI FR GB GR IE IT NL SE